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James Young - SG/SF, 6'6, 215
Boston Celtics - Drafted 17th overall in 2014
       Date of birth: 08/16/1995
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 17th pick, 2014
     Out of: Kentucky
  NBA Experience: 2 years
  Hand: Left

When: Where:
2013 - 2014 Kentucky (NCAA)
June 2014 - present Boston Celtics (NBA)


Date
League
Transaction
2014 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 17th overall by Boston.
10th July, 2014 NBA Signed four year, $8,053,027 rookie scale contract with Boston. Included team options for 2016/17 and 2017/18.
15th November, 2014 D-League Assigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
17th November, 2014 D-League Recalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
23rd November, 2014 D-League Assigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
24th November, 2014 D-League Recalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
4th December, 2014 D-League Assigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
5th December, 2014 D-League Recalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
6th December, 2014 D-League Assigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
7th December, 2014 D-League Recalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
9th December, 2014 D-League Assigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
11th December, 2014 D-League Recalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
28th December, 2014 D-League Assigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
29th December, 2014 D-League Recalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
31st December, 2014 D-League Assigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
1st January, 2015 D-League Recalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
3rd January, 2015 D-League Assigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
5th January, 2015 D-League Recalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
31st January, 2015 D-League Assigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
1st February, 2015 D-League Recalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
17th March, 2015 D-League Assigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
21st March, 2015 D-League Recalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
24th March, 2015 D-League Assigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
12th April, 2015 D-League Recalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
30th October, 2015 NBA Boston exercised 2016/17 team option.
3rd November, 2015 D-League Assigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
5th November, 2015 D-League Recalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
8th November, 2015 D-League Assigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
9th November, 2015 D-League Recalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
11th November, 2015 D-League Assigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
11th November, 2015 D-League Recalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
12th November, 2015 D-League Assigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
15th November, 2015 D-League Recalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
19th November, 2015 D-League Assigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
21st November, 2015 D-League Recalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
4th December, 2015 D-League Assigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
4th December, 2015 D-League Recalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
23rd January, 2016 D-League Assigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
24th January, 2016 D-League Recalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
25th February, 2016 D-League Assigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
29th February, 2016 D-League Recalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
8th March, 2016 D-League Assigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
9th March, 2016 D-League Recalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
10th March, 2016 D-League Assigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
13th March, 2016 D-League Recalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
23rd March, 2016 D-League Assigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
26th March, 2016 D-League Recalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
30th March, 2016 D-League Assigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
6th April,2016 D-League Recalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
7th April, 2016 D-League Assigned by Boston to Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
8th April, 2016 D-League Recalled by Boston from Maine Red Claws of the D-League.
31st October, 2016 NBA Boston declined 2017/18 team option.


From blog:


   Wildly Unnecessarily Lengthy 2014 NBA Draft Board, Part 2: NCAA Shooting Guards
2014-06-17

James Young, auditioning for a job in a pizzeria.

James Young, Kentucky, Freshman, 6'6 215lbs

2013/14 stats: 32.4 mpg, 14.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.7 apg, 0.8 spg, 0.2 bpg, 2.1 fpg, 1.9 TOpg, 40.7% FG, 34.9% 3PT, 70.6% FT

Young came into his freshman season with a great reputation, one partly born out of his supposed offensive instincts. But they weren't on show. Players with offensive instincts should not look as lost and motionless as he did when off the ball. They should move, cut, get open, and not just stand there. Players with offensive instincts should not jump to pass several times a game like Young did. Players with offensive instincts shouldn't drive into traffic relentlessly without knowing why they are doing it, without it being the percentage play, without there being any real chance of getting to the rim or drawing a foul because the defender got into position about half an hour before the drive even started. But Young did all these things all year young, showing only slight improvement by the year's end. His fundamentals were weak, his IQ low, his passing vision and decision making poor. He rarely used screens or fakes, threw it away so often, and his shot creating abilities involved either the aforementioned drives to nowhere or just raising up and shooting.

Mind you, if drafted low enough, he can get away with it. Because the potential is there. Young is a big wing with fluid mobility and an extra gear at times, who could be an excellent shooter and an excellent defender. The jump shot form is decent enough, and the results mostly good - if he hones it further, improves his consistency, improves his selection and learns how to create better looks with fakes, jab steps and the like, he could be one of the league's better shooters. And with his size and quick release, it will be tough to block. Young is confident, we'll give him that, and is no shrinking violet which will help his shooting prowess. His handle is sloppy and he ought never be expected to be a regular slasher to the rim, but if he can better recognise his strengths and develops what is already a decent pull-up jump shot, that will give him some effectiveness inside the arc too. He can run the court and finish at the rim, which would suffice as an offensive package were he never to develop much of a slashing game or learn how effective dive cuts can be. The same package is true of his defensive projection, where his size, long arms and mobility bode well, although he needs to plug in all the time and want to attack the glass.

He is of course young and in a situation where he can develop, so there's plenty of scope for improvement, and plenty of reason to expect it. But, meh. Long way to go. Long long way to go.

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